Ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels.@Hebrews 12:22

Marcus L. Williams, in New Songs of Praise, edited by Alfred E. Helton et al. (Lenoir, North Carolina: Teachers’ Music Publishing, 1913), number 2 (🔊 pdf nwc). The book states Williams was living in Decatur, Mississippi, when this song was published.

There’s a city bright and fair,
Peace and glory waiting there
In the blessèd happy land far on high;
Soon that city we shall view
With the faithful and the true,
And with them we’ll ever sing by and by.

Refrain

Home at last (all sorrows o’er)
Home at last (to roam no more),
We shall praise the Lord with angels so fair (with angels fair);
Home at last (from burdens free),
Home at last (with Christ to be),
All the wondrous joys of Heaven to share.

There we’ll walk the golden streets
While each tongue God’s praise repeats,
And we’ll dwell in perfect bliss evermore;
With our loved ones we shall be
Throughout all eternity,
For all parting and all pain will be o’er.

Refrain

Ever upward let us move,
Wafted on the wings of love,
Watching, waiting for the Lord till He come;
Then we shall His face behold,
And with rapture never told,
Sing forever of His love safe at home.

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